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Northern Swords 2015 – 15s and 17s – Rotorua Selection

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Kia ora Whanau, Congratulations to those who have made the selection team for the Northern Swords 15s and 17s in Rotorua this week. Apologies for the delay in getting this information to you, it was a very hard decision to make and they are only allowed a maximum of 25 players. Apologies to those players with hyphenated names, I have had to shorten this in order to fit onto one page. Also included in this information is What to Bring and an Itinerary.

Northern Swords 15s and 17s – Rotorua Selection


The cost to attend this camp is $100.00. All accommodation, meals and activities will be included in the cost for the trip. Players may bring additional funds at their own discretion.

Payments can be made by Direct Debit to RLN Bank Account: 02 0214 0151541 000
Ref: Family Name and age group: i.e. SMITH17

Consent Form

Please ensure that you have completed the Player Consent form and brings it with them in the morning (if they did not already complete and submit one at the Ngunguru camp or sent through since then). Players have been given the forms, but additional forms can be obtained either from the team managers or by emailing

What to Bring


It will be cold in Rotorua, and possibly very wet, please pack appropriate warm/wet weather clothing.

Sleeping bag, pillow/cover
Rugby Boots and Sneakers
Mouth Guard
Black Pants, White Shirt (travel in for Powhiri)
Sweatshirt and Track Pants
Shorts x3
Socks x3
Warm Jacket, Beanie, Hoodie
Wet Weather clothing
Togs/Towel – for Swimming Thursday
Towels (x2)
Plastic Bags for dirty/wet gear

Key Contacts – 15s
Head Coach – Joe Rau – 021 958 852
Manager – Rob Akuhata – 029 200 6694
Trainer – John Radovanovich

Key Contacts – 17s
Head Coach – Jim Larkin – 0211 955 122
Manager – Taute Harrison – 0210 513 780
Trainer – Jim Croft


Wednesday 15th July 2015

8.30am ALL meet at Kensington All players and travelling parents/supporters.
8.30 – 9:00am Load up buses and vans: All luggage go on to bus
9.00am Karakia.
Depart for Rotorua (Owhata Marae)
Iriirikapua Parade, Owhata
Contact: Honor Te Koi
021 1190381


Thursday 16th July 2015 – Draw

11.00- 15s Round 1 v Bay of Plenty – Field 2 (25min halves) plus 5 min half time. Games are 25min each half with a 5min half time.
12:10pm 17s Round 1 v Coastline – Field 3 (25min halves) plus 5 min half time. Games are 25min each half with a 5min half time.
12.30pm 15s Lunch – Packed lunch
1:30pm 15s Round 2 v Coastline – Field 3 Games are 25min each half with a 5min half time.
1:45pm 17s Lunch
2:40pm 17s Round 2 v Waikato – Field 3 Games are 25min each half with a 5min half time.


Friday 17th July 2015 – Draw

9.00am 15s Round 3 v Waikato – Field 2 Games are 25min each half with a 5min half time.
10:05am 17s Round 3 v Bay of Plenty – Field 3 Games are 25min each half with a 5min half time.
11:10 15s Playoffs – tbc – 3rd v 4th If not in 3rd or 4th, then don’t play til 1pm
12:00 15s lunch
12:00 17s Playoffs – tbc – 3rd v 4th If not in 3rd or 4th, then don’t play til 2.30pm
1:00pm 17s lunch
1:00pm 15s Playoffs – tbc – 1st v 2nd
2:05pm 15s On Field Presentations 15s Presentations
2:30pm 17s Playoffs – tbc – 1st v 2nd
3:40pm On field presentations 17s Presentations

Naku noa
Aaron Thomas, RLN Development Manager

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